SOURCE: RosettaBooks


June 15, 2015 16:39 ET

Kurt Vonnegut Licensing Press Release for Licensing Expo 2015

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - One of the most powerful names in American literature is now available for Licensing…

Kurt Vonnegut Licensing.
His words. His Art. Unstuck in time.

Vonnegut's novels -- Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions and Cat's Cradle, among many others -- blend science fiction, satire, black humor, anti-war sentiments, and humanism into unforgettable stories that have a loyal fan base from Millennials to Boomers. And now this unique voice, with its irreverence and provocative insights into the human condition, extends onto consumer products that take Vonnegut's words and illustrations beyond his novels.

In addition to the introduction of consumer products, Vonnegut's novels Cat's Cradle and The Sirens of Titan are in development for upcoming TV series, and a long-awaited Menken/Ashman musical version of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is also in development. Audible is recording a new version of Breakfast of Champions narrated by John Malkovich, with other titles in the works.

The Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Trust has hired New York-based brand strategy agency Kick Design for licensing representation and branding creative of consumer product. Kick Design specializes in developing intellectual properties into dynamic licensing brands, like Mickey & Co. for Disney, and the Andy Warhol Brand for The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

"We feel strongly that the words of Kurt Vonnegut are more relevant today than ever before. Our goal is to introduce his genius to new generations with a vibrant licensing program that speaks to a core literary fan as well as capturing and translating his famous Vonnegutisms for today's trends," says Eddie Jabbour, Kick's creative director. Categories for licensing include Fashion & Accessories, Home, Social Expressions, Spirits, Mobile Apps, Novelty & Gift, and many more. For information, go to, check out our Instagram at or contact Jo Baslow at and Eddie Jabbour at

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